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4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

They called him ‘Big Dip’ (and smiled when they said it)

Frank Dependener lived up to his nickname of “Big Dip.” He was 6-feet-7-inches tall and broad-shouldered and was one of Auburn’s most colorful lawmen. He and Sh ...

When moving pictures came to Auburn

It wasn’t too long after the birth of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century that Auburn joined the rest of the nation in welcoming a new form of entertainment: th ...

Glass of 1852: Auburn excavations reveal buried Gold Rush, pre-WWI treasure

Two construction sites less than a mile apart in Auburn have yielded historical finds. Digging up the Placer County Courthouse parking lot, a construction crew discovered a two-fo ...